Energy Performance Certificates

All sellers are required to get an energy performance certificate (EPC), showing how energy efficient a property is, within 28 days of putting their property up for sale. The same is required if you planning to rent out your house.

This is a requirement under EU law. The cost of these is usually around £60.

Your Energy Performance Certificate is a certificate showing how energy efficient your property is.  The rating scale is comparable to those of domestic appliances. Around 70% of properties in England and Wales have an energy efficiency rating of band D or above.

From April 2016, if are a producer of electricity through solar power or biomass boiler, you are required to include an EPC certificate when you make your Feed in Tariff application.

You will need to find an accredited person to undertake an Energy Performance Certificate or a SAP Energy Performance Certificate. The government website on Buying or selling your home includes a list of registered accredited professionals.

How to keep heat inside your home

Did you know that most heat is lost through your roof? This is often due to poor insulation or a damaged roof. Regularly check your roof for loose or lost tiles as this could be the main cause of lost energy.

If you notice damage to your roof, find a local roofing company to repair your roof. The best roofers will have experience with a range of different roof types including flat, pitched, zinc and copper. For repairs on your slate and tile roof, click here.

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